Category Archives: Suspense

Postcards from Shadowland No.11

Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953

Bela in Chandu the Magician

Bela Lugosi and Irene Ware in Chandu the Magician 1932

Black Caesar

Fred Williamson in Black Caesar 1973

Cat People 1942 Alice at the pool

Cat People 1942 Alice at the pool

Chaney Sr., Lon (He Who Gets Slapped)_

Lon Chaney -He Who Gets Slapped 1924


Claudette Colbert and Henry Wilcoxon in Cleopatra 1934

Try and Get Me

The Sound of Fury aka Try and Get Me 1950


Crime Wave 1954

Dante's Inferno

Dante’s Inferno (1911)


Fallen Angel (1945) Dana Andrews, Alice Faye and Linda Darnell

Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy (1950) Peggy Cummins and John Dall


In a Lonely Place (1950) Gloria Grahame

kitten with a whip

Ann -Margret in Kitten With a Whip 1964


Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews Laura (1944)

Innocents 1961

The Innocents 1961 with Deborah Kerr

MalteseFalcon jpg

Mary Astor The Maltese Falcon (1941)


James Garner and Angela Lansbury -Mister Buddwing (1966)

out of-the-past

Out of the Past (1947) Robert Mitchum and Virginia Huston

plunder road

Plunder Road (1957) Elisha Cook Jr.

Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Kim Stanley and Richard Attenborough Seance on a Wet Afternoon 1964

svengali Barrymore and Marsh

Svengali (1931) John Barrymore and Marian Marsh

The blue dahlia alan ladd and veronica lake

The Blue Dahlia (1946) Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake


Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)

Quote of the Day! Stolen Identity (1953)



Joan Camden is hostage wife Karen Manelli prisoner to jealous, mad and murderous concert pianist husband Claude Manelli (Francis Lederer)Handsome Donald Buka (Street With No Name 1948) plays an American in Vienna in search of a passport to freedom and happiness. He steals the identity of the dead man in his cab, and fate throws him and Karen together. The film is produced by actor Turhan Bey and directed by Gunther Von Fritsch who co-directed with Robert Wise on The Curse of The Cat People 1944.

Stolen Identity lobby card

“Claude has one great love… himself. His love is like a religion and his God asks for human sacrifices!”

Lederer and Camden Stolen Identity

Stolen Identity Donald Buka Joan Camden


the clip joint: The Mask of Diijon (1946)


The Mask of Diijon

Directed by Lew Landers (The Raven 1935,Crime Inc 1935)this mystery/horror yarn stars the caustic Erich von Stroheim as Diijon a magician and stage illusionist who studies the art of hypnosis. When his wife leaves him for a younger man and he attempts a comeback that ultimately results in his humiliation he becomes driven by his obsession for revenge and plots his master plan to hypnotizing people into committing murders in order to avenge himself.

the mask of diijon-von stroheim

The film also stars Jeanne Bates as Victoria, Edward Van Sloan, William Wright and Denise Vernac.

You mesmerize me as always-MonsterGirl


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